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January 24, 2011 02:00 ET

Results of the 2011 Museums & Mobile Survey Now Available

Over 700 Responses; Online Convening Planned for March 22 & 23

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - January 24, 2011) - The findings of the 2011 Museums & Mobile Survey are now online. Over 700 museum professionals participated in the project this year. They shared experiences and perspectives on the challenges and future of mobile interpretation in museums. The findings provide a fascinating insight into the community's vision for mobile experiences, offerings and technology, and the importance of first-hand experience in shaping that vision.

The Museums & Mobile Survey is an ongoing international research initiative that tracks the museum community's use of and ambitions for mobile technology tools. It provides a unique insight into the community's objectives with mobile guides, the challenges they face in developing and sustaining them, and their vision for the future.

The data from the latest survey has helped define the program for the Museums & Mobile II Online Conference and Virtual Expo on March 22-23, 2011. The conference on March 22, 2011 will focus on practical guidelines for:

1) project planning & strategy for mobile;
2) effective content design & development; and
3) selection of appropriate technology solutions.

Among the confirmed speakers are: Daniel Davis (National Museum of the American Indian, NYC, USA), Hugh Wallace (National Museums Scotland, Scotland, UK), Steve Gemmel (Getty, LA, USA), Louise Downe (Tate Media, London, UK), Agnes Stauber (Fowler Museum, LA, USA), & Peter Samis (SFMoMA, SF, USA).

"Well over 215,000 museum professionals have joined us live online over the past three years, eager to innovate in pursuit of serving audiences better," said Executive Producer Jonathan Finkelstein. "They tell us how much they appreciate low-cost opportunities to interact with and learn from experts and colleagues around the world without needing to leave their museums."

The Museums & Mobile Virtual Expo is a one-day completely online trade show for museum professionals interested in deploying mobile experiences and creating mobile content. It takes place on March 23, 2011 and is free and open to all.

"We are very proud to bring together in one place the leading companies providing products and services to the museum community internationally. It will provide the community with a unique one-stop-shop where they can truly learn about these companies in an open and efficient manner," added Executive Producer Loïc Tallon. "Several exhibitors will present live programs during the Virtual Expo, conducting real-time demonstrations, announcing exciting new product launches and answering questions. Every museum considering a mobile project should send their staff to this free event." 

For more information about the Museums & Mobile II Survey, Online Conference and Virtual Expo visit: http://www.museums-mobile.org

About Museums & Mobile:

The Museums & Mobile Survey, Conference and Virtual Expo are a collaboration between LearningTimes and Pocket-Proof. The Executive Producers of the conference are Jonathan Finkelstein and Loïc Tallon.

Loïc Tallon is Director of Pocket-Proof, an independent design agency specializing in mobile experiences for museums internationally, and is co-editor of one of the leading books in the mobile tools for museums, Digital Technologies and the Museum Experience: Handheld Guides and Other Media (Alta Mira Press, 2008). Loïc has worked on leading museum mobile projects for museums in UK, France, Abu Dhabi, Qatar and India.

LearningTimes is a global leader in creating innovative, interactive online learning programs. LearningTimes produces live online conferences, webcasts, podcasts, and educational programs for more than 400 organizations and associations in the museum, library, K-20 education, government, technology, publishing, training and non-profit sectors. LearningTimes is headquartered in New York with offices in San Francisco, London, Calgary and Philadelphia.

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